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Copyright: Marius Secan (marius-secan) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2007 W: 0 N: 5412] (29598)
Genre: Animals
Medium: Color
Date Taken: 2016-06-05
Categories: Insects
Camera: NIKON D810, NIKON AF-S 105 mm f/2,8 G IF-ED VR II
Exposure: f/11, 1/640 seconds
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Photo Version: Original Version
Date Submitted: 2016-06-07 23:01
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Points: 16
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It was a great luck for me to find this interesting beetle...it has impressive horns....This particular insect lives in a forest near my home town and it is a rare and protected specie in my country....

Lucanus cervus is the best-known species of stag beetle (family Lucanidae) in Western Europe, and is sometimes referred to simply as the stag beetle. In the UK, it is associated with urban gardens, but it is more commonly found in forests in the rest of Europe. Forest management, in eliminating old trees and dead wood, eliminates at the same time the habitat and food of this species. Once quite common, the population of the L. cervus, along with that of other species of beetles which feed on dead wood, is in decline, and is now listed as a globally threatened/declining species.

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hello Marius,
une superbe macro,bonne qualité des détails et de la netteté.
Bonne gestion du flou en arrière plan.

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  • lousat Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 6595 W: 89 N: 15659] (65489)
  • [2016-06-08 4:34]

Hi Marius,fantastic capture of this stag beetle that i never seen in my country,the pose is a spectacle,and the quality of your pic is,as usual,abslutely perfect! Have a nice day and thanks,Luciano

super to fing this big beetle
very good and sharpness composition
thanks gr lou

Ciso Marius, great macro of fantastic beetle, fine details, wonderful colors and splendid sharpness, very well done, my friend, ciao Silvio

Hello Marius,
What a beautiful photograph of this "Stag Beetle"!
Excellent BG with nice green!
Credit goes to you for stunning composition as well as sharp and detailed photograph. Like it...
Thanks and best regards,

Wow, this is a fabulous macro, Marius!
POV couldn't be any better and the diagonal composition makes it a real wonder to behold. I particularly like those awesome protrusions from the face which, I believe, are the antennae of this Beetle.
Remarkable focus, colours and details.

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  • tuslaw Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Star Workshop Editor/Gold Note Writer [C: 2754 W: 282 N: 4931] (19883)
  • [2016-06-08 20:04]

Hello Marius,
How could you not be impressed with an insect like this, looks like some prehistoric creature. Amazing detail and well balanced colors. This would scare the daylights out of almost anything in it's path. Exposure is perfect and overall composition is superb. Great shot!!

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  • periko Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 70 W: 2 N: 145] (1487)
  • [2016-06-21 17:53]

Hello Marius
Great meeting with this beetle, surely a giant in its environment.
Amazing horns indeed, interesting species, new to me.

All the best

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